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The Resource How policy shapes politics : rights, courts, litigation, and the struggle over injury compensation, Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke

How policy shapes politics : rights, courts, litigation, and the struggle over injury compensation, Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke

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How policy shapes politics : rights, courts, litigation, and the struggle over injury compensation
Title
How policy shapes politics
Title remainder
rights, courts, litigation, and the struggle over injury compensation
Statement of responsibility
Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke
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Language
eng
Summary
"Judicialization, juridification, legalization - whatever terms they use, scholars, commentators and citizens are fascinated by what one book has called "The Global Rise of Judicial Power" and seek to understand its implications for politics and society. In How Policy Shapes Politics, Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke find that the turn to courts, litigation, and legal rights can have powerful political consequences. Barnes and Burke analyze the field of injury compensation in the United States, in which judicialized policies operate side-by-side with bureaucratized social insurance programs. They conclude that litigation, by dividing social interests into victims and villains, winners and losers, generates a fractious, chaotic politics in which even seeming allies - business and professional groups on one side, injured victims on the other - can become divided amongst themselves. By contrast, social insurance programs that compensate for injury bring social interests together, narrowing the scope of conflict and over time producing a more technocratic politics. Policy does, in fact, create politics. But only by comparing the political trajectories of different types of policies - some more court-centered, others less so - can we understand the consequences of arguably one of the most significant developments in post-World War II government, the increasingly prominent role of courts, litigation, and legal rights in politics"--Unedited summary from book jacket
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Barnes, Jeb
Dewey number
346.7303
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF1250
LC item number
.B37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Burke, Thomas Frederick
Series statement
Studies in postwar American political development
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Torts
  • Damages
  • Compensation (Law)
  • Products liability
  • Vaccines
  • Personal injuries
  • Disability insurance
  • Compensation (Law)
  • Damages
  • Disability insurance
  • Personal injuries
  • Products liability
  • Torts
  • Vaccines
  • United States
  • Responsabilité délictuelle
  • Daños y perjuicios
  • Daños
  • Compensaciones (Derecho)
  • Responsabilidad del fabricante
  • Vacunas
  • Lesiones corporales
  • Seguro de incapacidad
Label
How policy shapes politics : rights, courts, litigation, and the struggle over injury compensation, Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Congressional hearings and the politics of adversarial and bureaucratic legalism -- Social security disability insurance : the politics of bureaucratic legalism -- Asbestos injury compensation : the politics of adversarial legalism and layered policies -- Vaccine injury compensation : shifting policies, shifting politics -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn871966096
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780199756117
Lccn
2014009275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199756117
  • (OCoLC)871966096
Label
How policy shapes politics : rights, courts, litigation, and the struggle over injury compensation, Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Congressional hearings and the politics of adversarial and bureaucratic legalism -- Social security disability insurance : the politics of bureaucratic legalism -- Asbestos injury compensation : the politics of adversarial legalism and layered policies -- Vaccine injury compensation : shifting policies, shifting politics -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn871966096
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780199756117
Lccn
2014009275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199756117
  • (OCoLC)871966096

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